Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Film & Animation / Hobbyist Ben Carswell21/Male/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 7 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 708 Deviations 3,922 Comments 61,605 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Behold, my gallery of random drawings, photos, animations, and crap.


I've never really been a believer in New Years' Resolutions, as I've always felt that "years" were simply segments of time (a man-made concept in itself) that were created by people, and we've all just sort of accepted it as what it was and, in a sense, let it control parts of our lives. I always thought, if it's just an idea at the core of it all, why not just start your resolutions whenever you feel like it? It may all be true, sure, but if the feelings and decisions we make are also up to us, at the end of the day, what makes the two concepts much different from each other? So I figured I'd give it a shot this year, because why not?

So, as you may know, 2016 was awful for me, for the most part. I hated it as a whole. But I have a good feeling about this year, and so far it's been fairly rad, so here's some resolutions I have: first off, I wanted to simply be more positive; I feel there's lots of energy to our a feelings and even our thoughts can make a difference to the physical world around us (as sappy as that may sound to some of you). And at the end of it all, we make vibrations with everything we do, and since that's what the universe is made up of, I'd think it's actually common sense. But who knows. Regardless, negativity has been too big of a part of my life for far too long, and some may say that you're "lying to yourself" if you choose to be positive about everything, and that may be true, but does ANYTHING good come out of being negative? Even if it's what you'd consider a "normal" or "justified" response to what just occurred to you? In my experience, no. Therefore, it only makes sense to me to at least try to be optimistic in life; if you at least try it, you'll start to notice how so many nice things ("miracles", if you will) will start gravitating towards you. When people say "positive attracts positive"... it's almost scary how true that is, I can tell you right now. But this also is the exact case for the opposite of positivity; ever wonder why you're in an emotional rut and can NEVER seem to get out of it? Maybe it's time to look at things from a new perspective. ...But who really knows.

I also want to be more productive and efficient this year. Sure, many may already see me as that, and in some sense, yeah, I suppose I am, but I (and we all, to some kind of extent) could be doing SO much better. So I wanna be more like that.

A big thing I've been dealing with for almost my entire life, and I didn't really realize it until recently, is that I haven't really been living in the present; I've constantly been dwelling on things in the past as well as anxieties coming from my thoughts of the future. When you take a step back and look from the outside, though... you realize how much it really, REALLY doesn't make sense to NOT live where you are right now. What I mean by that is, there's so much on our minds about things that aren't even in front of us to the point that we don't even acknowledge the great things happening right before our eyes. However, if you choose to live in the present and to be perceptive of even the most simple things in front of you... good things start unfolding very quickly. It's kind of a lost art, I guess. But many of you already have this amazing skill that you mastered, so to you, this is no news. But it is to me. In order to become good at it, I think it also comes down to letting go of things; those things are in the past. They're not HERE right now. Why harbor emotions from things that no longer exist? It's good to LEARN and REMEMBER the past, but it's NOT good, I think, to FEEL what you felt back there; that's just a sign that you're off the universe's vibration, to me, anyway.

There's quite a few other things I'd like to be and to get better at this year, but that's all I'll share for now. I'm hoping with all of this that I'll become better and quicker at what I do, because the lack of content for so long hasn't been driving anyone into insanity more than me.

Now I will close this post with this: what are YOUR New Year's resolutions, if any?
  • Listening to: Woodkid - Ghost Lights (On Repeat)
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola Vanilla


Twisted4000's Profile Picture
Ben Carswell
Artist | Hobbyist | Film & Animation
United States
Greetings, my name is Ben, but my alias around here is "Twisted4000". I am 20-years-old. I like to draw, create and animate cartoons, and do a bit of music creation and voice acting if I need to. Other hobbies I have include knives, firearms and weapons in general, playing guitar, balisongs, and the outdoors (particularly forests... and rain. But not rain forests, so much).

Arrogance, conceitedness, pompousness, narcissism, I hate it all. But humbleness, modesty, and righteousness, all delight me.

Anyway, hope you enjoy my art. I'm not nearly as good as I want to be at this point, but every drawing I make is practice and gets me a step closer to my goal.

Other Locations:
YouTube -…
Newgrounds -
Tumblr -
Twitter -

E-mail -
Steam - Twisted4000
Skype - Twisted4000


Add a Comment:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
...the happiest of birthdays to you sir..hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
SecretBetweenTheWar Featured By Owner 7 hours ago   Artist
happy birthday
WhisterWhy Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday ben!
TheGreatTMan Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Happy Birthday!
toainsully Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Happy b-day, Twisted. I'm planning on a gift, but it's sort of run into delays
Skytric Featured By Owner 1 day ago
fave bomb away lol. Good to see you still moving along man. Keep it up bud.^^
sdm2001 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twisted4000 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
sdm2001 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well dam that was unexpected so uh whats up?
Twisted4000 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nothing much I'm just animating right now lol, ty for the badge, too, btw
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment: